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Hello ! I've visited the Bootsplash.org homepage and i think it's pretty cool. So now i want to implant it in my Slackware 9.0 using the default kernel ( 2.4.20 ). First, does this kernel have support for bootsplash ? And how would i do it ?
Oh, yes. you can change the bootsplash screens for root and user, these are the little screens you see while KDE loads up right?
user " ..../home/user directory/.kde/share/apps/ksplash/pics
*now remember, the users directories are Hidden!! you have to unhide them to access......IE in kong window, click View and show hidden files*
Also, when you get it, there's a gap in the documentation (at least the stuff i read, at the bootsplash website). When you get to the point of changing lilo.conf, you have to add "initrd=/boot/initrd.splash" in the linux bootable bit.
Actually ! I haven't tried this at all since i'm too busy to recompile my kernel ! I think i will wait until the Slackware come with a kernel that already support bootsplash. If anyone knows another way to do this i would be grateful ! Thank you all =]
h1tman, where's the problem exactly? I think actually the initrd stuff might have to be in the global section actually, by all the append stuff. Try that. Did you follow the instructions on the site? There are lots of them. Any error messages, or log stuff?
yeah setting up bootsplash is a real pain in a$$. i have tried it three time and have stopped trying now. i did all those steps the site mentions and even added that initrd line (it was so obvious) but didn't work.
moonloader: he is not talking about splash screens of KDE, rather it is bootsplash. a screen similar to what you see when you boot Win XP. upgrading to current will certainly not give him bootsplash. btw i m running current.